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Can you get pregnant by using birth control that's dosage is to low for you?

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Old 12-12-2002, 12:13 PM   #1
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Can you get pregnant by using birth control that's dosage is to low for you?

My periods have always been really screwed up, the doctors are pretty sure due to PCOS. If I wasn't on the pill, I would not have a cycle at all! Anyway, I am on a light birth control pill (Ovcon 35). I literally do not cramp, have no breast pain. On the day I am supposed to start my period, I have very, very faint staining--I wouldn't even call it spotting. And that's it.

So can I get pregnant using a birth control that has so little effect on me?

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Old 12-12-2002, 10:24 PM   #2
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Re: Can you get pregnant by using birth control that's dosage is to low for you?


I am pretty sure that you can. I know a woman who concieved all five of her children while she was on the pill. If you are at all sexually active I think your best bet would be to use a condom just to be safe. Besides with all the STD's its a good idea anyway. Hope this helps!

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Old 12-16-2002, 03:58 PM   #3
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Re: Can you get pregnant by using birth control that's dosage is to low for you?


This happens most often with women over 70 kilos, (I(I think,) since dosing is standardized. a 120lb woman is prescribed the same dosage as a 350lb woman.

Do you see the problem in this picture?

Don't rely on that BC pill for contraception. If you intend to, look into switching to a stronger pill.

Talk to your gyno.

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